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A hsqldb security update has been released for Debian GNU/Linux 10 LTS to address an issue that allowed the execution of spurious scripting commands in .script and .log files.



[SECURITY] [DLA 3467-1] hsqldb security update


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Debian LTS Advisory DLA-3467-1 debian-lts@lists.debian.org
https://www.debian.org/lts/security/ Markus Koschany
June 22, 2023 https://wiki.debian.org/LTS
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Package : hsqldb
Version : 2.4.1-2+deb10u2
CVE ID : CVE-2023-1183

Gregor Kopf of Secfault Security GmbH discovered that HSQLDB, a Java SQL
database engine, allowed the execution of spurious scripting commands in
.script and .log files. Hsqldb supports a "SCRIPT" keyword which is
normally used to record the commands input by the database admin to output
such a script. In combination with LibreOffice, an attacker could craft an
odb containing a "database/script" file which itself contained a SCRIPT
command where the contents of the file could be written to a new file whose
location was determined by the attacker.

For Debian 10 buster, this problem has been fixed in version
2.4.1-2+deb10u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your hsqldb packages.

For the detailed security status of hsqldb please refer to
its security tracker page at:
https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/hsqldb

Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS